Friday, October 29, 2010

Being a Warrior

I came across this passage from Pema Chodron.  She is a Buddhist Nun, currently living in Nova Scotia, Canada.  She has written some incredible books, I hope you like this passage:

"Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. They both had their weapons. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked, "May I have permission to go into battle with you?" Fear said, "Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission." Then the young warrior said, "How can I defeat you?" Fear replied, "My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power." In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear. "
Pema Chödrön

Alice xox

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Back ...

Sorry, Blog world for taking so long in posting.  It seems I try so hard to come up with something to post or to write about and put so much pressure on myself that I end up not wanting to do it.  I will now begin to lighten up.

This morning while laying in bed I was getting a message for myself that I need to stop taking myself so seriously , as Eckhart Tolle is great at saying "Stop taking your mind so seriously" boy, can I relate to that one.   I don't laugh much anymore at myself or at things.   So serious, what's up with that ?  If you ever listen to a talk by Eckhart Tolle, when he speaks about the human condition, there's is so much humour and laughter from him, and I see it at times too.   I don't think life has  to be so heavy.  My poor mind has been given such huge tasks and responsibilities that I don't think it's capable of doing, it needs a break from trying to solve all its problems and everyone else,   figuring things out .  It's tired out.

So I open up my emails this morning and find my daily meditation from "notes from the universe" and this is what is says :

   "You can look at life like this, Alice: If you're not now surrounded by laughing friends, taking amazing   journeys, and constantly choosing between lots of fun things to do, it's just because you haven't gotten to that part yet. "

    The Universe

Pretty cool eh ?

Thanks for coming back to visit  I will do my best to post more often.

Alice - xox


Saturday, October 2, 2010


When you appreciate yourself, then you appreciate your body, when you appreciate your body, then you appreciate what you eat, when you appreciate what you eat, then you appreciate the farmer, when you appreciate the farmer, then you appreciate  the earth when you appreciate the earth, then you appreciate Life, when you appreciate Life, then you appreciate yourself......and  the circle begins again.